Felipe Massa “expects” assist from Ferrari as the previous F1 star makes an attempt to legally overturn the results of the 2008 world championship, which noticed Lewis Hamilton win the primary of his seven titles. Massa has begun a authorized problem to hunt damages for what he has described as a “conspiracy” in opposition to him 15 years in the past.
Earlier this yr, former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone admitted that he was conscious of ‘Crashgate’ – the scandal surrounding Nelson Piquet Jr who was accused of intentionally crashing in Singapore in 2008 as a way to assist team-mate Fernando Alonso win the race.
The crash got here at some extent when Massa was main and gave Alonso a significant benefit, being the one driver who had already pitted, with Massa ending up ending thirteenth and Hamilton took third – later beating the Brazilian by only a single level in his option to a primary world title.
Following Ecclestone’s revelation, Massa and his attorneys despatched a letter to F1 and governing physique the FIA in search of compensation for the misplaced title.
Having began authorized motion over what he described to be a “conspiracy” with an eight-page Letter Earlier than Declare, Massa believes that he’ll be capable of rely on the assist of his former group Ferrari – despite the fact that they’re but to precise their willingness to assist.
“I’ve one certainty: that title is mine and it’s Ferrari’s sixteenth drivers’ title,” Massa advised Italian state broadcaster TG1. “I’ve employed a group of very robust attorneys. We’ll struggle to the top to acquire justice on this sport.